Teacher files ap­peal to High Court over reck­less driv­ing sen­tence

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SIBU: A school teacher filed an ap­peal at the High Court here yes­ter­day over her three-year jail sen­tence and RM5,000 fine for reck­less driv­ing which led to the death of a stu­dent.

Judge Dato Lee Heng Cheong re­leased Wong Ching Ching, 42, on a RM4,000 bail with two sureties pend­ing hear­ing of the ap­peal filed in by Wong’s coun­sel, Yap Hoi Liong.

On Mon­day, mag­is­trate Sofia S. Sawayan con­victed Wong and handed down the jail sen­tence and fine, while also sus­pend­ing her driver’s li­cence for a pe­riod of five years.

Wong was found guilty of reck­less driv­ing along Deshon Road on March 5, 2014 which caused an ac­ci­dent in front of SMK Rosli Dhoby at 6.10am.

In the ac­ci­dent, Ade­line Ngu Xin Ying, who was 15 years and four months old then, was killed while walk­ing along the road.

The of­fence, listed un­der Sec­tion 41(1) of the Road Trans­port Act 1987, pro­vides for a jail term of be­tween two and 10 years and a fine of be­tween RM5,000 and RM20,000.

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